Author Archives: Sz.Berlin

About Sz.Berlin

Sz.Berlin (Schmerzzentrum Berlin) is a London-based cultural intervention force formed in 2007. It draws inspiration from German and European historical, cultural & ideological sources. It takes particular inspiration from the hidden history of electronic music research in the DDR, as well as from East German design culture and the Warsaw Pact. More recently, it has engaged with Irish history and continues to develop its sound and aesthetic. Sz. Berlin has performed at several London nights including Ill FM At The Others, Klub V.E.B. and Noise=Noise. It has also performed on location in Bosnia and Ireland. In May 2011 the group participated in the Konjic Biennale with installations and a performance in the former Yugoslav command bunker. See the Biennale website for further information on the bunker and the installations page for more details of the Sz. Berlin works featured. Following a pause Sz. Berlin re-emerged in 2013 with a London live action and a new video. Sz. Berlin also commissioned a thematic compilation based on the history of East Germany and this was issued in October 2014 by the label VEB89. Studio work continued in 2015, resulting in the release of a new digital track. Following a period of intensive historical research and a/v production and editing Sz. Berlin re-emerged in summer 2016 to participate in 2nd NSK State Folk Art Biennale in Ireland. Future plans include a London live performance and the release of both new and archive recordings. For press, performance or installation enquiries please contact sz.berlin[at]ymail.com

DDR60 Announcement

In 2009 Sz. Berlin commissioned a series of artists to reflect on the 60th anniversary of the DDR. In accordance with a 5 year plan, this CDR compilation will now be released in time for the 65th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Available now: [R]evolution by Epoch featuring Sz. Berlin mixes

The limited CDR and digital formats are now officially released and can be listened to bought from the Carbon 12 website… “In the global state, economies, politics and peoples combine in trans-nationalism and what occurs in one country’s system ripples … Continue reading

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Sz. Berlin Epoch Remixes

Sz. Berlin’s remixes of Epoch’s track March of the Revolution will feature on the album  [R]evolution due for release this autumn. The track features well chosen and highly topical samples from Great Depression era American orators. The remixes re-sequence and … Continue reading

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New video: 25kt 2013 Re-Edit

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New video: Dem Feind Keine Chance!

Sz. Berlin has released a new video based on found footage of a Warsaw Pact amphibious assault. Watch other Sz. Berlin films in the video section.

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Update

Sz. Berlin is currently processing photo and video material from Konjic, check the video page for footage of the 25kt installation.

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New Video material…

See the video page for new video from the London action on March 12th. Further video will be online shortly.

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